"Restrooms are for paying customers only" may become a thing of the past. There is officially an app that will allow restaurant and business owners to charge people to use their restrooms, even if they aren't a customer.
The app is called Luluapp, and for a fee promises to direct people to the nearest available bathroom. Many restaurants currently have a "restroom for paying customers only" policy already in place, but Luluapp will allow businesses to charge non-paying patrons to use their facility.
As of right now, the app is set up to launch over the summer in New York. The app says it has already signed up more than 100 New York restaurants and bars ahead of its summer launch.
Luluapp generates a digital “bathroom pass” charging anywhere from 99 cents to five dollars. The restaurants or whichever business gets 65 percent of the fee.
“Restaurants do want to hear our pitch because it’s just so weird,” says Luluapp CEO Paolo Cogliati.
We currently don't know any of the restaurants Luluapp is working with and is set to only launch in New York. As time passes, the company will test in different cities.
Next time you're in New York, and really have to potty, but don't want to pay for food...well here is your solution! I'm curious to see how this would do in Los Angeles!